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Management Reflections is aimed at managers with 3 years’ or more experience of management. It provides opportunities, in safe and supportive environments, for managers to reflect on their leadership and management styles and those of others. Using a combination of 360 degree feedback, facilitated feedback from observers and peers, self-reflection and coaching, Management Reflections enables managers to develop an action plan for their further development. Previous participants said: The programme is very useful, engaging and thought-provoking. I learnt more about myself and how I approach management and tasks as an individual. How different approaches can work for different tasks. I liked the fact that activities weren't working- (or pseudo-work) related but were interesting physical and logical thinking based tasks. Interesting watching other people interacting during some difficult challenges. Plenty to reflect on from the subsequent discussions Really useful – the tasks were a great way of using & assessing leadership styles outside of a work context. – it was a refreshingly different way to consider leadership and management. I’m looking forward to recommending some people on my team who have management responsibilities within their roles. Management Reflections consists of a one-day workshop, a 1:1 360 debrief and a half-day follow-up and action planning session. This is not appropriate for participants who have already attended Management development centre in June 2017. After the learning event, participants will have the opportunity to participate in an optional Action Learning set. This programme also includes the opportunity to attend 2 action learning sets. Please search for Action Learning: Management Reflections on HR Organiser and book your place. If spaces are available, please click on the white space below. ONLY add yourself to the waiting list if the date/s are not convenient

Newcomers: to tweet or not to tweet? How using social media can increase your research impact

Most of us have heard of, or at least used Twitter in our personal lives – but how can this powerful, free-to-use tool help increase awareness of your work? This session will be broken into three parts: Introduction to the Communications Office (10 mins) We will provide an overview of how the University’s Communications Office can support you to engage with the media and who to contact when you need advice and help. Case study: I tweet therefore I am - how Twitter helped my research (20 mins) A researcher and ‘twitter champion’ from Essex will tell their success story on using Twitter to maximize their profile and boost impact and support in relation to their academic work. They will explain the highs and pitfalls of their experience of Twitter and provide tips and advice on how to connect with a network of researchers, follow the latest developments and how to reach out to organisations and individuals who may be interested in research. Question and answer session (30 mins) Our dedicated Comms team and academic speaker are on hand for questions and open discussions are welcome. This is a chance to gain real insight into the workings of Twitter, whether it is a tool you can invest your time into and ask any questions you were afraid to ask about the realms of academia on social media. If there is demand for extra support and advice around we will look into starting academic Twitter forums on a quarterly basis.